WC Statistics

In 2017, a total of 4,918 initial worker's compensation hearing applications were filed in the State of Wisconsin.

Initial Hearing Applications:

​Appleton Area  

​921

​Milwaukee Area

​1,629

​Madison Area

​404

​Balance of State

​1,964

​Total Initial Applications

​4,918



Category

​Scheduled

​Held

​Pre-hearings

​785

​509

​Hearings

​3,973

​317

​Heard & Continued

​-

​97

​Settlements (a)

​-

​212

​Mediation

​297

​175

​Total

​4,955

​1,310


    a) The definition of settlements changed in August, 2017

  Out of 4,918 scheduled hearings, there were 5,983 orders and 306 finding of fact orders.


The following shows the breakdown of appeals to LIRC and the judicial system.

​Category
​Appeals
​LIRC
​160
​Circuit Court
​29
​Appeals Court
​8
​Supreme Court
​5
​Total
​202